Migrant by Jose Manual Mateo


Migrant by Jose Manual Mateo

In a few short, melancholic, yet wistful paragraphs, a boy tells of his journey to the United States. Together with his mother and sister, he heads across the Mexican border in search of both work and the opportunity to find his father. Accompanying this journey of words is one long, beautiful illustration that recalls the skillful narratives of the pre-Hispanic codices. An accordion fold-out frieze featuring one-colour art, with the text in English on one side and in Spanish on the other. Original package is cloth-bound front and back covers with no spine and tied with a ribbon. Our edition will have paper insert as back cover with descriptive copy, bar code, etc. and will be shrink-wrapped.


As timely a work as it is distinctive. --Kathleen T. Horning Horn Book Magazine (09/01/2014)

About the Author

Jose Manuel Mateo is a Mexican writer and poet who has written a number of Spanish-language children's books. Javier Martinez Pedro is an artist from the only community where these amates are made. He has won many prizes for his fine work.

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Novelty book
22 pages


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Publication date

1st May 2014



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